General Behavioral clinical counseling and therapeutic methodological responses to trauma and other clinical matters are not comparable to SHOM’s structured Etiotropically-focused methodologies. General Behavioral clinical counseling methods are Nosotropically or symptom focused which can lead to convolution of problem analysis into stigmatizing concepts of wider ranging personality disorder and the consequent address of myriad personal problem issues not necessarily related to those created by the traumatic event. Moreover, those diversions can routinely become inspired by different goals that are attended by even more diffuse assessment procedures that engage myriad problem areas not directly related to the primary address of trauma, diverting the trauma management focus further from its principal task of reversing trauma etiology. The additional focuses then are attended by implementation procedures that can and routinely do conflict with each other, in the process not just hampering achievement of the original goals, but interfering with traditional non clinical management modalities that operate task achievement oriented systems like businesses, crisis management, law enforcement and military organizations.
The general Behavioral counseling approach then causes not only devalued views of clinical ineffectiveness, but of legitimate complaints of incompatibility between non clinical- and those general clinical-based managerial concepts, philosophies and etc. Stigmatization of the clinical response to trauma is the net effect; neither task-based managers nor trauma affected targets want to use the remedy. In fact, military, law enforcement and emergency medical services personnel routinely refuse to use the general Behavioral counseling approach because it encumbers career advancement due to the attendant stigmata, culminating in continued Offensive Trauma Managers (OTMs) who initiated the events achieving their goals: reduction of the efficacy of the opponent’s capacity to manage its organization and the inevitable decline in morale ─ the will to persevere to achieve the mission. Rationalizations that denigrate the value of the original planning or mission achievability predominate, turning the entire operation into controversy and the experience of futility. That is how OTMs defeat consensually managed societies.
Differently, the clinical components of SHOM™ are distinguished in their structural designs to maintain direct focus on the primary issue: addressing the traumatic event’s influence on human ontology for the purpose of reversing the trauma etiology caused by the event. That Etiotropically-focused discipline integrates homogeneously with task-based systems. They are not encumbered by the conflicts attending referenced general Behavioral and otherwise Nosotropic-focused counseling methods. Because symptoms are not required to trigger the clinical response, the concept of disorder does not attend the remedy: no stigma, no confusion no conflict for professional careers. Trauma’s individual and systemic influences are removed, task-based management is not encumbered, and will to persevere in achieving the original mission (meaning individual and system morale) is restored and maintained. The Offensive Trauma Manager’s goals are precluded from being met by SHOM’s Etiotropically-focused response. When the purposes of the OTM’s terrorism model are shown to be invalid concepts, and thus the goals of incapacitation of target management to be unachievable, the use of terrorism as a viable management approach-weapon will be abandoned.
To take an example, Islam’s tenets require that concepts that it employs for advancement of its ideology must be effective. Otherwise they are seen as detrimental to Islam and axiomatically must not be used. Note that this body of work is well versed in the concepts or supposed differences between the terms Islam and radical or fundamentalist Islam. The work purposefully and without reservation ─ but accords explanation where appropriate (see the section heading “Applications”) ─ uses the term “Islam.”